Stories’ Power To Improve Memory

Science tells us that using a storytelling technique is one of the most effective ways to improve memory and retain facts.

English Literature

English Literature: Should We Review Syllabuses?

Perhaps we could update the “modern text” dramas, and show a greater range of cultural perspectives.

Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn: Our First Female Professional Writer

Many attacked the ‘immorality’ of Aphra Behn’s work, and after her death in 1689 she was pushed into obscurity.

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour: Writing A Perfectly Shaped Analytical Paragraph

All you need to do is replicate the shape of the cocktail glass…

Food Allergies

Food Allergies: Is The UK Becoming More Allergic?

There are 14 ‘common’ allergens that must be labelled on all food sold.

Intellectual History

Intellectual History

The historical study of thought shot to prominence in the 1960s-70s.


Uncover Our Invisible Writers

For years writers have been plagued by the need to hide their identity, and specifically their gender, depending on their era and genre.


Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside: A Short History of British Tourism

When did Britons first begin travelling around the country and why?


In Support of Multidisciplinary Models: Part 2

Children are not often challenged to explain natural processes from multiple perspectives simultaneously. Maybe if they start to explain things in terms of atoms, chemicals and biological systems from the beginning it will yield huge breakthroughs in the future.


Antibiotics Resistance – A Hard Pill to Swallow

An estimated 30% of all antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, and their use increases the risk of an even larger issue – antibiotic resistance.

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